When embarking on a large scale renovation project for your home, seeking the advice of a team of experienced, professional project managers is not to be underestimated. Managing a substantial design and build project is daunting, even if you are confident in timetabling and completely confident that you understand building drawings, construction and interior design. Throw in conservation areas and planning permissions required, it can become a little overbearing and might be too much to take on.
The fact is, you may not have the time necessary to devote to the successful management of your project. Considering a full redesign of your interiors is likely to require the involvement of a number of different professionals, including interior designers, carpenters, cabinet makers, upholsterers, curtain makers, kitchen designers, structural engineers, plasterers, decorators, builders and architects. Fortunately, London is the right place to find incredibly talented design and build companies capable of managing the entire project for you, with project management fees included.
Indeed, sometimes you do not need to hire a separate building project manager to manage your renovation project effectively. When you are using a dedicated design and build firm, project management is included in your design and build costs. Nothing to add on top. No percentages to work out. You should rightly expect professionals from several different fields to work seamlessly together, to be efficient and considerate whilst working together to drive the progress and completion of your renovation project. Generally, this means your refurbishment runs smoother, is completed to a higher standard and within your stipulated time frame.
Another advantage not to be overlooked of having the entire project managed by a single local company is you only need one single point of contact. This saves a lot of time and means you have a dedicated project manager to deal with any issues on your behalf, communicate with you regularly and advise you with tricky decisions, weighing up both the pros and cons with you.